Home depot slate tile-Home depot slate tile Home depot slate tile-DRIED GROUT ON SLATE TILE, NOT JUST HAZE, LOTS OF GROUT, HELP How can I set this off a slate back splash, had emergency and it dried before I could take care of it, PLEASE HELP ANY SUGGESTIONS
DRIED GROUT ON SLATE TILE, NOT JUST HAZE, LOTS OF GROUT, HELP
How can I set this off a slate back splash, had emergency and it dried before I could take care of it, PLEASE HELP ANY SUGGESTIONS
Good morning cynthiamatherne,
Welcome to the community, lets get that unwanted grout off your slate tiles.
The good news is that even if you have dried grout all over your new backsplash, you can take it off it with a few simple products we sell on our tile aisle.
I’m assuming we are talking about pre-mixed or polymer-based (bagged) grout, and not epoxy grout which is a different chemical make-up and requires a special remover to take it off.
You’ll need to get the grout off, and do it safely so as not to discolor or ruin the slate tiles. Therefore, buying a grout haze remover will get the job done and not harm your tiles. Shown below, this is the best thing that can take off grout haze, and any large accumulations of grout.
As stated above in the image, you’ll need to use a nylon bristle brush and do not use anything harsh like steel wool. The cleaner alongside the brush and some good elbow grease should be able to take care of the unwanted grout on your slate tiles. Use the grout haze remover and brush in a small (typically 3′ x 3′) area. You may have to reapply the haze remover more than one time over certain areas as well as lightly scrape any large accumulations of dried grout. Always remember if you are doing any scraping to do so carefully so as not to damage the tile itself.
At the end of the day, with using the materials shown above, your tiles should shine through without any excessive grout left on the backsplash.
However, if the grout haze remover did not meet your expectations and you’d like something a little more tougher on removing grout safely, I’d recommend using sulfamic acid. This type of safe-to-use cleaner goes a little deeper for taking off any mortar/dirt/grout compared to grout haze remover. Don’t get me wrong. grout haze remover works great for most grout removal applications, but using sulfamic acid gets rid of everything.
And that’s pretty much it! No matter how long the grout has set, these items listed above should get your slate tiles back to the way they looked before.
Don’t forget to use a high-quality sealer on your backsplash tiles and grout afterwards to ensure you’ll have many years of protection.